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chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the big story is the extreme heat. we are used to handling hot weather around here but this stuff is downright dangerous. in the last two days, d.c. fire and ems crews have seen a 25% increase in calls with about 300 people being if prance poured to the --- transported to the hospital each day. >>> when you walk outside at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning when we get ready to come to work and it is sweltering already, you just know that the rest of the day is going to be let's just call it challenging. >> when you get in the car, man, it is not pleasant. it will be a tough day, folks. we do have the excessive heat warping in effect. we have a code red air koala letter in effect from unhealthy air quale and it will just be problematic. you want to limit your time outdoors and stay indoors in air conditioning as much as you can. if the power is out at your house, go for a mall or movie theater or something like that. here we go. this is the excessive heat warping. it goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will are main in effect for 10:00 p.m. tonight.
reported along the right side of the road. big crash this morning occurred on the southbound side of 95 here at route one. traffic being pushed over to the left to get by. we now have two lane getting by to the left on the southbound side of # 5 before you reach route one in wood brim -- side of 95 before you reach route one in woodbridge. unexpected delays on the southbound side. northbound, your lanes are open. the accident northbound in the express lanes at newington has cleared. 395 northbound across the 14th street bridge, we had accident activity tying up the right side of the road. that has cleared. >>> in the debate on capitol hill over raising the debt ceiling, republicans first announceed a vote on speaker boehner's plan around 6:00 last night and then postponed that vote as republican leaders scrambled to line up enough members. the president says even if it passes, he will veto it. ppens, next tuesday will not only affect the federal government but also local businesses and local governments. for more on that, we turn to fox 5's sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest
hours. at this point no one knows what led to the big brawl. >> i know it's early, but is there any word of any arrests or suspects they're looking for? >> reporter: at this point investigators are still working on the scene here. they have not released any information about any suspects or any arrests at this point. >> wisdom martin, thanks very much. >>> another big story right now, an armored car heist erupted in gunfire leaving a suspected robber dead. when the man pulled the gun on the truck's guards in a busy shopping center in northeast d.c., the guards were ready for him. fox 5's paul wagner has the story. >> reporter: bill schultz and his son liam had just left the bank and entered the convenience store when they heard the gunfire from the parking lot. >> we heard seven or eight pop, pop, pop, and it was strange. people looked around in the store like what's that, someone lighting off fireworks early and we looked out. there were two what looked like guards, you know, armored car guards, guns drawn on either side of the truck and there was a person on the ground motionless. >> r
his name so big you can see it from outer space. this is not a joke. he had a construction crew carve his name in the sand of the island he owns. the letters are 1/2-mile high and of 2 miles long. they are so big the h and the first a have been made into waterways. he's worth an estimated $23 billion.  >>> some teenagers were put to the test today under the hot july sun. they're children of active duty military personnel. they got a taste of what their parents do. fox 5's beth parker takes us to boot camp. >> reporter: they're either in your face or watching you suffer. >> have you gotten yelled at today? >> twice actually. >> i've been yelled at a couple times. >> reporter: this is operation basic boot camp sponsored by the uso of metro washington. it's a one-day boot camp for kids with military parents. >> absolutely an aha thing. we all went oh, my gosh, this would be such a great idea. >> reporter: even for kids from military families this takes a little getting used to. >> yes, missy, and you won't get used to this. this is no picnic. this won't be an easy
showing you for months how stolen copper is actually big business on the black market. in june in this surveillance video, two suspects take two loads of copper gutters from a home, load it into a van and drive away in 4 1/2 minutes. >> we were shocked. we were hoping that we got lucky and got them on the tape, but we were amazed at the brazenness of it. >> reporter: that the same month in prince georges county at the shopping plaza, copper crooks stole the copper out of the air conditioners at the beauty school and several other businesses, and in may, there were thieves stealing copper from underground sites throughout dc city locations. >> for us this is new, however, because they're targeting our infrastructure and actually taking copper wire out of our electrical conduit. >> reporter: as far as these two copper suspects arrested in prince georges county, we spoke with a manager at the rockingham construction company who would only say this is an ongoing investigation and they can't comment any further at this time. >> now, as far as police are concerned, this is an ongoing
and show the american people we can still do big things." so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican, who will be a key participant at today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> bret: let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of the meeting tonight at the white house? >> unfortunately, as the speaker said, the white house and congressional democrats are insisting on big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president is right back in december -- was right in december when he signed the two-year extension of the current tax rates that raising taxes in the middle of the economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today there is an additional issue other than unemployment at work. what governmen
like it. >> moving along a little bit sarah. >> alison big welcome back the you. a look at our current conditions satellite radar, moving on in cloud cover shower activity not far off to our north and west and guess what, we have a decent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, could use the rain dry around here last couple weeks let's keep our fingers crossed you want the time it out any time after 1 or 2 today, we have increasing chance for showers and thunderer storms in the forecast be ready for that. >> temperatures a little cooler than yesterday, still not much improvement but we will take low 90s afternoon highs, 83 regab national, 81 battle -- regan national 81 baltimore. your forecast today, partly sunny skies, more sunshine this morning more clouds this afternoon showers and thunderstorms arrive any time after 1 or 2 this afternoon. winds out of the west, 5 miles per hour your 5 day coming up in a couple minutes back to you. >>> tucker thank you developing story first on fox 5 the missing baby boy from baltimore has been found safe in our area. police tell us the 7 mon
to tucker good morning. >> good morning steve that is big news. i don't know what to make of it. >> do i need to console you. >> i am not sure clouds on the increase, storms to the south and west, partly to mostly cloudy day, temperatures expected to be in the 90s. a shower or two later this afternoon. cloud cover off to the north partly sunny morning here in the immediate washington area. notice pittsburgh, portions of ohio, shower and thunderstorm activity, possible some of that could slip in during the course to have day with the cloud cover temperatures will be held back a little bit yesterday we were thinking mid-90s now we are thinking low to mid-90s temperatures a few degrees cooler, regan national, 79 degrees, 79, 66 frederick, 63 winchester, 71 at the naval air station your forecast today more clouds and sun showers this afternoon generally speaking a dry day with a high temperature of 91 degrees still looking at a lot of heat around here on friday, on time traffic and julie. >> travelling along new york avenue at montana we had problem with the signal lights lanes are open once
, what we will probably see is a short term extension. the big bill takes a lot of time people don't want to rush it don't want mistakes the theory is a short term extension, mr. president said he would do if there is a bigger deal. >> what is that mechanism attached to some other bill? >> yes, there is a one appropriations bill sitting on the shelf in the senate. >> they could pull that. >> it is an extension of the debt ceiling, there is one on the shelf they can pull down and drop that short term extension in while they work on the details of this bigger deal. >> your gut feeling is that it is going to go? >> for the first time in six weeks last night i got the sense that after a day of nothing but angry partisan ship, really bad, people had come together which is the way the process is supposed to work. perhaps not as dramatically, not as many twists and turns but it does feel the outlines not only exist, everyone sees the same thing and the process is now being laid before everyone to march us through to avoid default. >> we should watch for something this afternoon. >> yes. the inte
: prince william outmatches his bride on their first official overseas trip since the big we hadding in april. this after the two teamed one local athletes in a friendly boat race just off prince edward island in canada. his royal highness was in the center of his team's boat rowing. the duchess of cambridge sat in the back it steer her team's vessel. william's team won but the prince consoled kate with a hug. the couple watched a band perform earlier in the day. prince william landed his military helicopter there. he pulled it off without a hitch. the water landing was his first attempt. as kate greeted fans in quebec city, one fan wished her well in starting a family. kate has not spoken publicly about having children but she was overheard saying yes, i hope to. >> there is plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news starts right now. it was just a little while ago that there was a big celebration in d.c. skies were lit up with the spectacular fireworks display. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to check in with tucker barnes. great call on the forecast
. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
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incredible. it's almost 90 degrees at 10:00 at night. >> shawn, it feels like 108 degrees. that is the big part of this story, that humidity that is so incredible. now we are entering primetime. what we had before was the warm- up to what is going to be the real excessive heat and that gets going around our area tomorrow even hotter than today. 99 degrees at dulles, didn't break any records, but the records are real old am now we have an excessive heat -- old. now we have an excessive heat warning. let me show you the graphic. not only was that excessive heat warning expanded till 10:00 tonight, but it's in effect tomorrow and for saturday. we are looking at three more days of very high temperatures. check out some of the temperatures around the region. it's still 89 degrees we mentioned, most everybody still in the 80s. this is that cumulative effect we were talking about where the temperature just keeps getting warmer because we aren't cooling off at night. it's certainly here in the city with the pavement and concrete and the bricks retain that heat, but it's the heat index and humidity
morris. >>> the other big story today, the casey anthony murder trial. after more than a month of testimony, the defense has delivered its closing arguments. today, the prosecution gives its rebuttal and jurors are expected to begin deliberations. jessica stone has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the jury is set to make the decision about whether or not 25-year-old casey anthony is guilty of the murder of her #- year-old daughter that, coming after the -- her 2-year-old daughter, that coming after the prosecution gets a chance to rebut the defense team's closing arguments. prosecutors and defense attorneys went toe to toe on sunday. >> he died because her mother decided the life she wanted was more important. this murder was premeditated and the defendant is guilty. >> this prosecution would raise the level of desperation to make up for that you are lack of evidence. >> reporter: the state called casey anthony a liar who murdered her daughter caylee. maria heal says the prosecutor was methodical and succinct in his close arguments. >> he came right out of the box and tal
will play center, big shoes to fill. >> clinton poritis? >> we don't expect him back either. i don't know how much of a market there is for clinton he is an aging older running back and taken a lot of hits some times when you take one too many other teams will be cautious of paying you big bucks when they don't know if you can do it with wear and tear. >> fresh start again let's see what we can do. >> thanks dave. >>> we are following developing story on capitol hill, of course we are talking about the debt debate the death line rapidly approaching congress is heading toward a vote today, but just one step in what will be a very complicated process, as fox's doug luzader explains from capitol hill. >> president obama has promised to veto what the house may do today, many republicans think he is bluffing, no exaggeration to say the political world revolves around john boehner today s the vote he will try to push through his plan to hike the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts starting to win over deficit hawks in his own party. >> cuts we can bank, step in the right direction, we ge
of the big things we agree after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to get our fiscal house in order we agree to do that both sides will have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >>> if key players reach a deal congressional leaders will have to bring it back for members to vote it is almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing. >>> even the leaders were getting testy on the house friday >> i strongly believe we ought to pay for what we buy but i also believe we ought not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world, let's just review stay it'sics, mr. -- statistics, mr. speaker there have been 2.5 million jobs lost since this president took office. >>> negotiators need a deal in the next 9 few days if they need to -- in the next few day ifs they need to meet the august 2nd deadline. >>> now president obama is getting a little r and r before tonight's rare sunday meeting he spent the night in maryland mountains at camp da
to you. >>> now another big story we continue to follow a stormy meeting at the white house. dire warning about the nations economy. >> another day of debt limit talks did not go well and the country's top notch credit rating is hanging in the balance. doug luzader explains from capitol hill. >> they are going to butt heads again today at the white house by all indications this is not going well. don't let the nice pictures fool you smiles didn't last long depending whom you listen to the president either dressed down republicans or stormed out of this meeting almost two hours after these photos were taken. >> issue is not about personality it is about doing something for the american people that needs to be done. >> it didn't help wall street was reeling after credit ratings giant moody's raised the possibility of lowering the country's credit rating unless there is a deal to raise the debt limit add to that a warning from ben bernanke who talked about the august 2nd deadline. >> so this is a matter of arithmetic soon after that date there wou
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onboard these boats, so that was a big concern as well. >> firefighters on land and in two fire boats from the river did all they could to stop the fire from spreading through the entire washington yacht club it started in one boat the flames quickly spread to others, four of them were destroyed and now sunk one boat owner bill lost his 38-foot cris craft. >> if it is completely down in the water you tell me how bad it is. >> they have sunk. >> as far as we know it is burned down to the water line. >> the boats were engulfed the fire visible from highwaybridges around firefighters rushed to untie other boats setting them loose so they too would not catch fire. >> we did have collateral damage again, pretty combustible materials, fiber glass, plastics, fuel, a lot of hazardous material. >> several people live on boats in the marina it does not appear anyone was aboard the boat that is caught fire no one was hurt investigators are trying to determine the cause whether it was an accident or arson. >> at this point investigators are here but i have not heard of anything asthma luscious or susp
a balanceed budget amendment. congressman jordan, you are a big sponsor of this. president obama says it would cut medicare and social security much more deeply than paul ryan's budget plan. >> it mirrors the budget proposal that house passed earlier this year. we like to do it as a common sense american plan. americans know we're spend toog much, we're headed for a cliff, we're headed for bankruptcy. let's cut spending in year one, cap it as a percentage of our economy going forward. everyone understands our government is getting too big. do something historic. for the first time in american history, pass a balanced budget amendment through the house and the senate, send it to the states. have this requirement that everyone else has to live under, make the federal government either has a $14 trillion debt, let's make up with the same requirement everyone else has to abide by. >> chris: since sensible. congressman van hollen, what is wrong with cut, cap and balance and what are the chances it will get through the house, senate and signed by the president? >> no one should be fooled about this.
five minutes and you mentioned the weekend twice. >> i have big plans this weekend. >> limping to the finish line getting up at 3:00 in the morning to do this job. today is more of the same, more humidity and a better chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms than yesterday. i can't guarantee that you will see one but with the frontal system that you see off to the north and the west. nothing is going on now. yesterday we had showers develop early. i don't think it will happen today. with the frontal system on the way, we have the possibility of showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast later this afternoon. temperatures, another muggy one. 74 reagan national. 72 at dulles. forecast today, more of the same, summery, humid, hot. highs in the low to mid-90s. more details and the weekend in a couple of minutes. >> i'm excited. >> and we will look at the tropics. >> they told me earlier it was the friday eve. it's no longer thursday, it's the eve of friday. >> when we go to julie, she has a name for evening. >> let's go to julie. is it friday eve. >> that's what i like to
that's some bad hat, harry. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories tonight. a man murdered in a parking lot scuffle. tonight we're learning about the legacy he's leaving behind. >>> one fire, nearly half a dozen homes damaged, but tonight one man says he has a lot to be thankful for. >>> and a fox 5 exclusive, a murder mystery gone cold for 12 years solved, one mother's emotional search for justice. >>> we begin tonight with new developments in a deadly stabbing you saw first here on fox. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm laura evans. >> and i'm shawn yancy. tonight police identified the murder victim as leonard matthews, a local musician. fox 5's bob barnard has more on his life and his legacy. >> he was the 60th person murdered in prince george's county this year, the first in the city of hyattsville, but to his friends leonard smith- matthews was ant a statistic. he was a young man -- not a statistic. he was a young man who took his rap music seriously, stage name damien. >> reporter: this is murder victim leonard smith-matthews. videot
agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agree that to do that, both sides are going to have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >> if the key players do reach a deal, congressional leaders will have to bring it back for their members to vote. it's almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing and democrats promised to keep entitlements as it. the leaders were getting testy on the house floor friday. >> i'm one of those who strongly believes we aught to pay for what we buy. but i also believe that we aught not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world. >> let's just review some of the statistics, mr. speaker. there have been 2 1/2 million jobs lost since this president took office. >> negotiators need a deal in the next few days. because it will take three weeks to write the bill, tweak it, and push it through both houses n. washington, caroline shively, fox news.
on. we'll start with the satellite and radar. we had big storms rumble through portions of the viewing area. yesterday it got quite dark and scary looking. all the storl activity has -- storm activity has pushed well off to the south and west of here. we do have the clouds still. a couple of showers popping up in central virginia now but most of the activity is in southwestern virginia, eastern portions of tennessee, western portions of north carolina, and southern west virginia. so that's where that is. we talked about the heat advisory. yes, there's a heat advisory that goes into effect at noon today. lasts until 8:00 p.m. all the counties you see there including washington, d.c. this is because with the heat in the upper 90s, the air temperature and humidity, it's going to feel like it's between 100 and 105 degrees during the day today. currently 78 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity 81%. so very uncomfortable out. winds out of the southwest now at 7 miles an hour. planner for today hazy, hot and humid. can't rule out a stray thunderstorm or two during the
a grand jury indited the two in june. >>> sarah. >> another big story we are following this morning the scandal that shut down news of the world continues to unravel a media empire leaving many to wonder if its leader can remain many control. wisdom martin joins us with details wisdom. >> well, sarah, this weekend the head of the dow jones, resigned due to the scandal formerly head of the newspaper group caught up in this scandal now a key player has been arrested. >>> rebecca brooks resigns her post as head of news corps publishing empire in the uk and arrested in connection with the phone tapping scandal she was taken into custody sunday and released she once edited now defunct news of the world. >> murdoch lost his most loyal lieutenant. >>> all have been released without charges head of scotland yard stepped down sunday taking responsibility for his close ties to the newspaper. >> i have taken this decision with the consequence of the ongoing speculation and accusations of news international at the senior level. >> reporters are accused of illegally tapping into phone records of
has done this at the fair oak mall, tyson's uss carl vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar ga
big story tonight. the case against rodger clemens and got underway this morning with opening statements in the district. the prosecution said they have evident, the scientific evidence the former yankee lied to congress. clemens' attorneys fired back claiming the main witness is a liar and paul wagner is here with more. >> reporter: prosecutor steven durham begin the governor's case and saying it was found on needles and cottonballs saved by clemens' former trainer brian mcnamie. needles and cottonballs that contain steroids. he didn't trust clemmens and that is why he saved them. the attorney of clemens said mcnamie manufactured the evidence and has been lying all along to save his own skin. in the opening statement to the jury, the prosecutor said the governor would call 45 witnesses, including the former yankee andy pettitte who will testify that rodger clippens told him on two occasions -- clemensel to him on two occasions he used human growth hormones. and he said the government will prove ashipment of hdh was sent to clemens' home in houston and they have the truth. on
are demanding tax hikes on the wealthiest part of the deal and some republicans want big spending cuts. >> reporter: with 49 days left -- 14 days left until the $49.3 trillion ceiling deadline, the president urgeed both sides to work together and, so far, have been far a part. >> we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right think this in washington. we can't stand in the way when it comes to doing the right thing on deficits. >> reporter: the focus on monday shifted to the capitol. the house republicans are introducing a deal tieing any debt ceiling agreement to a balanced budget amendment, have an if it reaches the president's debt, the white house is promising a veto. >> up fortunately, there is no chance of this getting through. >> reporter: des like maryland's chris van holland say the gop bill is a distraction and would drastically cut medicare while leaving tax cuts for the wealthy in place. >> and when people realize what they're doing, playing with the constitution in that way, they will see this is not about -- . >> this is a plan. >> reporter: republican senator
and increase the nations borrowing limit. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation extraordinarily difficult 9.2% unemployment. it is a job killer. >> we need to do something very big, substantial to bring long term debt down overtime we have to do that in a way that is good for the economy. >> reporter: of course there is a difference in opinion what is exactly good for the economy, house speaker john boehner said look the republicans are not going to agree on any package that includes any increases in taxes therefore the republican package is $2 trillion where as the deal the president has been pushing is a $4 trillion deal we should learn more at the press conference scheduled here at the white house 11:00 a.m. >>> three small planes in three separate incidents had to be intercepted by fighter jets this weekend each plane flew too close to camp david. the first around noon saturday another later that night the third happened late yesterday morning in every case the planes landed withou
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
>>> fox 5 is monitoring metro. >> several big issues on tap from rider feed backs to broken escalators. we will take a look at what could come out of the talks. >>> a jury found her not guilty in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. she returns to court today to learn what time she will serve on other charges in the case. fox 5 news continues. >>> straight up 6:00. nice looking shot. gives you hope that this day, thursday, july 7th will be a great one. good morning, thanks for waking up with fox 5 morning news. steve is off. >> i'm here. wisdom martin is here. i was told this is friday eve. >> oh, yeah, it is. >> we are closer to the weekend. >> it is. >> tucker told me i mentioned the weekend like six or seven times already. >> now we will stick to the news and talk to tucker in a minute. >>> police are investigating a crash that sent a car flying into a diner in wheaton, maryland. it happened last night. police say the car was traveling southbound on georgia avenue at university boulevard west when the driver lost control and landed in samantha's diner and bakery. no wor
morning steve and alison big hello welcome back. >> thank you tuck. i experienced dry heat i will talk about it later in the show. >> we had something from another world over the weekend temperatures a little better today i want to stress, low 90s decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms could use those this is generally a good news monday forecast let's look at our satellite radar, again we will start with radar gain showers off to the south and east, heavy rain in spots across southern maryland during the overnight hours they had a flash flood warning, but you can see here in the immediate washington area, fairly quiet conditions there is a lot of haze and humidity in the atmosphere. temperature not comfortable, regan national, 81 degrees. 76 dulles, 75 at the naval air station and 75 hagueers town. partly sunny condition, thunderstorms developing later, highs upper 80s low 90s again our best chance of rain this week let's hope we get a little bit before sunshine returns tomorrow more details in the forecast in a coupling minutes lauren. >>> we are still dealing with two
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big story this morning, the fourth of july celebration. >> a huge crowd expected to head out to the national mall for the annual holiday concert and fireworks. fox 5's sarah simmons is live there with the details. >> good morning. the storms that rolled through here has put them somewhat behind as they are trying to make prep rigs down here on the national mall for the big fourth of july celebration. so it is going to be another hot one on this fourth of july. so there are a lot of things that people need to know if they are coming down here in order to prepare. there will be tens of thousands of people down here as there usually is. public access to the mall is not going to begin until 10:00 this morning. so people will able to get in. a lot of the locals that we have talked about -- or talked with have said they would stay away from here. if any of you do plan on going, the u.s. park serve us says they really emphasize they do not want people to drive. they want folk to take metro. so here is
on traffic. >> stop waking people up. they have a big day ahead of them. be quiet out there. brandywine road at floral park road, still dealing with a wreck. they have requested a tow truck to come out to the scene. as you travel 95 southbound, to the left your screen, after dumfries, we've got reports of an overturned vehicle in the median. done appear to be causing too much in the way of delays. 355 shut down near the white splint mall because of a building fire -- near the white flint mall because of a building fire. 66 heavy in manassas. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we have some breaking news of a shooting in northern virginia this morning. we are told that fairfax county police shot and killed a suspect who was holding a gun. they ordered him to drop the gun but he refused. it happened on kendra way in centerville sometime after 1:00 this morning. we will have more details on that shooting later this hour. >>> in springfield, the search continues for a man police say murdered his elderly far, 75- year-old gary hanson was found shot to death in his home on tuesday. p
. >> the mcconnell can is kicking the can down the road. the american people send us here to make big tough choices. they didn't send us here to set up a commission, give the president veto power. that's not what they sent us to do. >> it could pass the democratic controlled senate but faces a tougher fight in the republican house. >> a new group created in the wake of the financial meltdown officially launches this week. the consumer financial protection bureau begins oversight and regulatory work on thursday. president obama is expected to nominate former ohio attorney general richard correspondence dough ray to lead the agency. he currently serves as the director of enforcement. the bureau was formed to enact what president obama calls the strongest consumer protectses in our nation's history. >> some big names are coming to the white house today. president obama will meet with warren buffet and bill and melinda gates to get an update on the giving pledge. it's a promise by some of the wealthiest people in america to give most of their weal
to head down there to watch the big fireworks show and concert tonight. >>> tomorrow congress comes back early from vacation are they making progress on this looming debt deadline. fox 5 morning news continues at 7 right now. >>> what a beautiful picture a live lookout doors on this 4th of july morning. a gorgeous shot looked better than last night when mother nature put on her own show. we are not totally in the clear today good morning i am tony perkens in for steve. >> i am alison seymour good morning for you. yesterday's storms turned deadly a 56-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on him riding his bike near mile marker 33 near maryland. >> arlington virginia some residents will spend their holiday cleaning up homes, yards, cars were covered with trees, branches and other debris that came down last night in the storms. >>> in the district the national mall had to be e evacuated thousands were there to watch the dress rehearsal. it went on but had to be closed to the public. >> i grew up in wyoming when they say thunder storm i don't mess around with that. i don't want to be on
with big name brands like jeep. they say their business model isn't based solely on booking trips but more on hyper targeted ads. >> in the future, maybe as more people know the wander fly name, as more people trust it, maybe it will sort of lean a little more towards booking at that point. but right now, we are working more with brands and advertisers. >> reporter: in new york, i'm christina scotty. >>> 5:00 straight up right now. wouldn't that be some nice relief, a little water out there to cool you down although they might not like you jumping in the fountain this morning. you might want to. 86degrees on this friday morning. thank you for being with us nice and early. 5:00 a.m. right now. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i just got back from outside so i can verify that it is extremely hot outside. >> yeah. nothing like starting the day at 5:00 in the morning at 86 degrees with a heat index of 90. it will be a tough day. you all know that at this point. good morning. let's jump right in and show you the forecast for today and what is happening r
travelout of white oak that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> big story this morning hearing on airport security on the hill. >> chair of a house subcommittee says commercial airports are vulnerable despite changes since 9/11. live at dulles international with details good morning. >> reporter: good morning disquieting news now that we are in the mid of the busy summer travel season indeed utah representative is saying this and he says it is cause for concern since november 2001,25,000 breaches of security have occurred at the nations airports now tsa is countering that saying that is just a tiny fraction of 5.5 billion people searched since 2001 however it is causing concern and he is holding this hearing today, now there are those who says the not a matter of changing security procedures but simply implementing smarter security. >> stop relying on technology, use the human brain, hire only qualified people train them well, let them understand the type of people are in their hands. >>> you may remember last week that was a frightening incident in newark new jersey when a stu
, this should be a big day for speaker boehner. >> the debate on speaker boehner's bill started at about 4:00 this afternoon. what we are being told right now is that thinks going to continue for the better part of the next hour. we are expecting the vote to start some time after 6:00 p.m. the speaker had a closed door meeting with his gop people. it appears more conservative republicans are joining the speaker's side this evening but he could not tell us categorically today if he actually has the votes he needs to pass. boehner's plan cuds spenting without cutting taxes but only raises the debt ceiling for about six months. even though the speaker's bill might pass the house, democratic senate leaders say it will meet a dead end. the majority of the senators signed a letter promising to vote against the speaker's bill this evening if they receive it. today, both sides continue to insist that their side was right. the bill was not perfect. i never said it was perfect. nobody in my caucus believes it is perfect but what this bill reflects is a sincere, honest effort to end this crisis. how
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
pulled the trigger and the gun he used in that apartment. >> we just heard the big boom, like a big shot. so my son came in the house, i got shot, it hurtsism took him upstairs and just cleaned the wound. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but his wounds are not considered life-threatening. police did question the shooter's parents as well as those who had access to the apartment trying to figure out just who owns this gun because, in maryland, it is illegal to leave a loaded firearm in some place where an unsupervised child under the age of 16 could get their hand on it. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting that when her husband, then county executive jack johnson, called on her, she followed his instructions to plush a $100,000 developers check down the toil the the and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i made a mistake for which i to
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loved his family search he wanted to build a house big enough so all of them could live together. there is no truth in 7 ting in maryland so it's unlikely that mattei will have to serve the entire sentence. she has a five-year-old son and is several months pregnant and is due to deliver in september. >>> another rock-climbing instructor at a howard county company is charged with having sex with a underage student. last thursday, they were charged with fourth-degrees sex offenses. the 31-year-old michael lions was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year- old girl. both men worked at earth tricks in -- earth treks in columbia. >>> a big shakeup in the leadership of the d.c. couple as the lawmaker told the marathon's final session before the summer recraze. the council chairman brown has reassigned committee chair appointments. one major change? has tommy listolution the all- important public works and transportation committee, which is raising questions about whether brown was seeking revenge here and karen has more. >> reporter: there were several big changes and thi
get our attention in a big hurry and we're going watch it. >> thank you. >>> the hacking scandal in the uk taking a dramatic turn. >>> and the new bomb shell dropped by an expert who testified at the casey anthony trial. >>> and pretty safe to say that this won't be the photo making the weeing bum. why a bride got busted on her big day. we'll be right back.  >> high drama inbrate ape as news corp chairman rupert murdoch, his son janes and former news of the world editor rebekah brookes testified about the phone hacking scandal that gripped the country for weeks now and shawn yancy has more on today's proceedings. >> reporter: when rupert murdoch addressed lawmakers, he seemed confused and flustered. the moments in the proceedings, a protestor interrupted the hearing and take a look. >> oh. >> a man tried to throw a foam pie into his face. wendy, the wife in the jacket quickly tried to s.w.a.t. it away. the police arrested the man. the hearing continued 10 minutes later, he continued the testimony saying while he's the ceo of the company that hacks phones, he's not res
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
are the plans that won't happen. i think the big plan to watch is the senate plan that you were talking about that was unveiled today. republicans and democrats are negotiating around that plan tonight. i think that has momentum. speaker boehner's plan he unveiled has already attracted criticism from conservatives as well as some house republicans. so where we stand right now, i don't think you'll get a deal signed into law by august 2nd. i just don't think there's enough time because it takes so much time to move a bill through the senate. could there be a deal by then? yes. >> there's no question americans are completely frustrated that our leaders just can't balance our books. obama said tonight that the american people need to become more vocal. will that even help? are legislators listening? >> i think some people would be frustrated by both speeches. here we have the president of the united states who vowed to change washington. washington is very much as partisan as ever and the head speaker boehner also running against washington criticizing washington and these are the two big washin
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in detail coming up. >>> you saw in your radar all the rain that moved through and the storms caused big problems for some communities in our area. roz plater was in frederick, maryland, where people have a lot of cleaning up to do now. >> reporter: these pictures capture the essence of just how fast that flash flooding came barreling through downtown frederick, so fast a jogger out for a quick run got trapped on a footbridge in baker park. lucky for him a paramedic passing by spotted him and called for help. firefighters had to use a ladder truck to get him to safety and it wasn't just the park. downtown's main artery market street was a watery mess. floodwaters came up over the wheels of some cars, even trucks, something rarely seen in the center of town. >> red rick city seem like it was hit the -- frederick city seem like it was hit the hardest. market street behind us was pretty much under water. had a lot of stalled cars. >> reporter: the flooding followed a rainstorm that pounded the area before. the flooding started about 3:30 in the afternoon but it already started to recede in
. she called 911 and helped clean up the wound. >> we just heard the big boom, the big shot. so my son came in the house i got shot, it hurt. so i just took him upstairs and cleaned the wound. >> reporter: police say after the shooting they found the boy who pulled the trigger and the gun he used in his apartment. >> the handgun is the question here. how did the 5-year-old obtain the hand fun and who does it belong to? -- handgun and who does it belong to? >> reporter: officials transmitted the 4-year-old to children's hospital. fortunately the gunshot wound was not life threatening. meanwhile as police questioned the adults and others who had access to the apartment, they say this should serve as a reminder to all who keep guns in the home. >> this all comes down to gun safety. there are many people who own guns. we have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people w
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